Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP > Tokyo, Japan > Firm Profile
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP Offices
IZUMI GARDEN TOWER, 28TH FLOOR
1-6-1 ROPPONGI, MINATO-KU
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP > The Legal 500 RankingsOrrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP’s dispute team is at the forefront of data protection and cyber security disputes, while also having a broad international arbitration and dispute resolution practice. The Tokyo team led by Shinsuke Yakura , also advises on complex white collar-defence, whistle-blower, anti-bribery and anti-corruption matters for both Japanese and international clients in cross-border matters. Yakura specialises in arbitration and litigation proceedings, and is also head of the firm’s Japan practice. Also of note is associate Haruka Matsumoto, who supports the team's commercial dispute practice, particularly in the labour and employment sectors. Recent instructions for the team include representing NEC in a dispute against Micron Technology in relation to a cartel investigation on D-RAM products.
Other key lawyers:
Canon Medical System Corporation
Fujifilm Health Care
Morinaga Milk Industry
Toyota Motor Corporation
Other key lawyers:
Kane Huang; Yusuke Kobayahi
Other key lawyers:
Minako Wakabayashi; Yuko Inui
Future Asset Management KK
Hergo Japan Energy
i-Access Energy GmbH
juwi Shizen Energy Inc.
Pattern Energy Group LP and Green Power Investment Corporation
- Advised Invenergy, a major international renewable energy developer and operator, on the development of two solar power projects totalling 35 MW AC located in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan, including for the recently closed project financing from Shinsei Bank for the construction and operation of the projects.
- Advised Green Power Investment Corporation (“GPI”), an independent, fully integrated energy company that develops, constructs, owns and operates renewable energy projects and transmission assets across Japan, on its joint venture with Tohoku Electric Power Co., Ltd., a major utility in Japan.
- Advised Invenergy on its joint venture with Tohoku Electric Power Co., Ltd., which will enable the continuation of the development of the 102 MW onshore wind facility, Inaniwa Wind Project in Iwate Prefecture.
‘What makes this practice unique is the necessity of expertise in both domestic and international legal standards. There are only a limited number of firms that are able to provide both expertise, and out of them, Orrick stands out in their outstanding performance.’
‘Yuko Ino, has distinguishably high expertise in a variety of investment structures. She is capable of communicating globally within her organization precisely providing us with knowledge on new investment structures. I highly praise her for her problem solving capabilities, presentation skills and execution capabilities.’
Fortress Investment Group Japan
Great Eagle / Langham Hotels Investment
Mark Weeks; Hiroki Sugita
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP > Firm Profile
The firm: Orrick is focused on serving clients in the technology and innovation, energy and infrastructure, and finance sectors globally. Founded more than 150 years ago, today the firm has 1,100+ lawyers focusing on key markets across the United States, Europe, and Asia. Its team of lawyers in Asia work seamlessly with its global team to provide the best and most responsive legal solutions for clients.
For over two decades, the firm’s lawyers in Tokyo have handled many of Japan’s cutting-edge domestic and cross-border transactions. With U.S. and Japanese law capabilities, the Tokyo team provide clients with comprehensive support in both languages and jurisdictions. As a result, Orrick is a preferred advisor to local and international companies with inbound and outbound business activities that require sophisticated cross-border legal solutions.
Areas of Practice:
Technology and Innovation
Leading Japan-based and multinational tech companies, private equity and venture capital firms turn to us for growth and investment strategies. We represent major Japanese and multinational companies, on inbound and outbound M&A, sales of closely held companies, corporate venture investments, IP and data strategies, and other strategic alliances. Our tech sector experience – automotive technology and mobility, e-commerce, life sciences, and fintech – helps support the fast-growing and disruptive tech market, with our client base including some of the biggest Japanese tech companies.
Our lawyers in Japan provide clients with a unique combination of practical business experience and well-proven legal knowledge in key client industries. Our approach gives us a better understanding of our clients’ needs and their business goals, enabling us to provide them with superior legal services on transactional matters and valuable input with respect to strategic planning. This often includes identifying potential sources of financing and partners for strategic alliances and joint ventures. We advise clients in the areas of mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances, emerging companies and venture capital, technology transactions and general corporate representation.
Energy and Infrastructure
The Orrick Japan team has long been at the forefront of the Asia renewable energy market with close ties to energy regulatory bodies and specialist renewable energy experience in solar, wind and biomass matters. Orrick has one of the leading global offshore wind platforms and teams in Asia working closely with our US and European teams on cross-border projects. We are a preferred advisor to local and international companies with inbound and outbound business activities that require sophisticated cross-border legal solutions.
We assist multinationals in all aspects of IP in Japan, the U.S. and beyond. Tokyo-based IP lawyers are known for handling complex disputes in Japanese courts with experience handling disputes involving the representation of plaintiffs and defendants in patent, copyright and trademark actions, as well as unfair competition and trade secret actions.
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
We offer companies one of the leading litigation platforms – including litigators who have experience understanding the unique risks and considerations Japan-based clients facing disputes around the world. We represent clients in commercial litigation, product liability, trade secrets misappropriation, intellectual property and regulatory investigations. We have a renowned international arbitration practice that represents clients and sovereign states before all major arbitral institutions.
Cyber, Privacy & Data Protection
Our Cyber, Privacy & Data Protection practice assist Japan-based and multinational corporations in their most critical privacy and cybersecurity projects at global and regional level. Our global reach and experience allow us to advise clients from a global regulatory perspective, adhere to differing compliance requirements, helping reconcile the varying legal requirements in multiple jurisdictions. We also work on the most demanding and urgent cybersecurity matters specific to each country and help multinational clients handle high-stakes cross-border investigations, litigation, and compliance matters.
Orrick’s Real Estate practice advises global and domestic international institutional investors on all aspects of complex real estate investment both to and from Japan, from sophisticated acquisitions, financings and joint ventures to dispositions, development and operating issues. At the forefront of the Asia-Pacific market, we guide our clients through their most complex commercial and legal issues. Our global team collaborates across borders, enabling us to provide seamless advice in any time zone.
Orrick’s Employment team has a wide range of experience related to complex issues encountered by employers in Japan, particularly in the context of the interconnected global economy. We go beyond the legal requirements and resolve problems in the most commercially acceptable way, taking into account the particular needs of each client’s business. We act as global employment counsel, providing a single point of contact solution for all of the client’s employment and employee-benefits needs in all countries of operation. Clients benefit from consistent and high-quality advice delivered efficiently and economically.
|Antitrust and competition||Shinsuke Yakuraemail@example.com||+81 3 3224 2922|
|Banking and finance||Yoichi Katayamafirstname.lastname@example.org||+81 3 3224 2921|
|Corporate M&A||Hiroki Sugitaemail@example.com||+81 3 3224 2953|
|Cybersecurity and data privacy||Shinsuke Yakurafirstname.lastname@example.org||+81 3 3224 2922|
|Employment||Yumiko Ohtaemail@example.com||+81 3 3224 2829|
|Energy and Infrastructure||Yoichi Katayamafirstname.lastname@example.org||+81 3 3224 2921|
|Fintech||Yuko Inoemail@example.com||+81 3 3224 2908|
|Intellectual property||Shinsuke Yakurafirstname.lastname@example.org||+81 3 3224 2922|
|International arbitration||Shinsuke Yakuraemail@example.com||+81 3 3224 2922|
|Dispute Resolution and International Arbitration||Shinsuke Yakurafirstname.lastname@example.org||+81 3 3224 2922|
|Mass torts and product liability||Shinsuke Yakuraemail@example.com||+81 3 3224 2922|
|Real estate and finance||Yuko Inofirstname.lastname@example.org||+81 3 3224 2908|
|Real Estate and Real Estate Finance||Yuko Inoemail@example.com||+81 3 3224 2908|
|Technology start-up and venture capital representation||Hiroki Sugitafirstname.lastname@example.org||+81 3 3224 2953|
|White-collar and corporate investigations||Shinsuke Yakuraemail@example.com||+81 3 3224 2922|
|White-collar and Corporate Investigation||Shinsuke Yakurafirstname.lastname@example.org||+81 3 3224 2922|
|Structured Finance||Yuko Inoemail@example.com||+81 3 3224 2908|
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|Kane Huang||Senior Associate||View Profile|
|John Inge||Counsel||View Profile|
|Yuko Ino||Partner||View Profile|
|Yuko Inui||Partner||View Profile|
|Yoichi Katayama||Partner||View Profile|
|Haruka Matsumoto||Senior Associate||View Profile|
|Anri Nakamoto||Senior Associate||View Profile|
|Yumiko Ohta||Partner||View Profile|
|Hiroki Sugita||Partner||View Profile|
|Minako Wakabayashi||Partner||View Profile|
|Mark Weeks||Senior Counsel||View Profile|
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Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers at this office : 20 in this country : 20 worldwide : 1,100
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